Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

A blog of the technical and only sometimes uneventful side of programming in .NET and life within Microsoft

Changing times and changing companies

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost nine years ago that I started at Microsoft. It seems such...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/30/2009

SharePoint for Developers Part 2

Ramp Up (www.MyRampUp.com) is a free online learning program for developers. We’ve just launched a...

Author: trobbins Date: 03/09/2009

TechDays Virtual – Defy all Challenges

Helps spread the word and make sure to register! Event Date: April 1Event Cost: FreeEvent Location:...

Author: trobbins Date: 03/08/2009

Announcing TechDays Defy All Challenges

One of the things that I always love about the technical world is our love of learning. Personally,...

Author: trobbins Date: 01/22/2009

Free Virtualization e-book offer

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions will teach you about the benefits of the latest...

Author: trobbins Date: 01/21/2009

Announcing the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0

This is always something that I hear people ask for – The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a...

Author: trobbins Date: 01/21/2009

Windows Live Messenger translation bot now available

Pretty cool idea for a messenger translation bot

Author: trobbins Date: 12/17/2008

Introducing the Syndicated Client Experiences Starter Kit Beta & Reader Beta SDK!

This looks pretty cool – We are very excited to take the wraps off of our newest addition to .Net...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/15/2008

A Quick Look at XML Literals

XML literals are new to Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Basic. Simply put they enable the...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/08/2008

Tabbing within Visual Studio

Tabs are everywhere within Visual Studio. By default each time a new window is opened a new tab is...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/03/2008

Selecting a Block of text

Regardless of the new framework features – copy and paste is still one of my favorites. One of my...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/01/2008

Have you checked out Ramp Up?

Ramp Up has just launched a brand-new learning track today: SharePoint for Developers, Part I. This...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/26/2008

Setting the startup form for a Windows Application

Question: I am new to building Windows forms’ applications and am writing my first application. It’s...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/25/2008

Give us feedback on Silverlight 2

Via Brian Give us feedback on Silverlight 2 We’ve put together a short survey to help us improve our...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/21/2008

A quick look at the lambda expression

The lambda expression is new to Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2008 and part of the new Linq...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/21/2008

Got a few minutes for feedback?

Application installation and patching: http://survey.confirmit.com/wix/p761108781.aspx?htype=1 The...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/19/2008

Create COOL implementations of Search API 2.0 Beta + Ads

In case you haven't seen this - During the keynote at PubCon in Las Vegas we announced “Project Silk...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/18/2008

Windows Forms – Creating an access key

Question: I am new to Visual Basic and wanted to create an access key for my Windows Form...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/18/2008

Taking on SQL 2008

Whether you are learning new features, increasing job performance and productivity or deepening your...

Author: trobbins Date: 02/11/2008

Cool Site of the Day

Very cool site I just checked out at www.dotnetvideos.net. They have over 100+ videos under 10...

Author: trobbins Date: 02/06/2008

TechEd US Registration Opens

Today, registration opens for Tech·Ed U.S 2008 at www.microsoft.com/teched. Tech·Ed is Microsoft’s...

Author: trobbins Date: 01/22/2008

Ready for Visual Studio 2008?

Some great stuff to check out - Whether you are learning new features, improving expertise,...

Author: trobbins Date: 01/11/2008

Don’t forget about the Office Developer’s Conference

LIVE DEMOS. REAL CODE. HOT NEW INFO. The 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference February...

Author: trobbins Date: 01/11/2008

Virtual Labs

Try Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 in a virtual lab and learn more about accessing relational data...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/21/2007

AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft

Very cool – AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft is an open-source development tool aimed to bring the...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/20/2007

Try Visual Studio 2008

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 provides an industry-leading developer experience for Windows Vista,...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/16/2007

Adding an InfoPath Editor Control to a Windows Form

One of the new features of InfoPath 2007 is the ability to integrate the InfoPath editor into...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/13/2007

InfoPath: Accessing template file data

The XMLForm class of the InfoPath managed code objects model provides properties, methods and events...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/12/2007

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training (Standalone Edition)

Interesting download – The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training Standalone Edition is...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/10/2007

Creating an icon in the system tray

A standard part of many Windows forms applications is the system tray icon. Most commonly it is used...

Author: trobbins Date: 12/05/2007

New Patterns & Practices Guides

Microsoft patterns & practices recently released the following two guides: patterns &...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/30/2007

Architecture Journal Reader

A great download to check out - We're proud to announce a new offline experience for the Journal,...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/28/2007

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs,...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/26/2007

Announcing: The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Commonly Used Types and Namespaces poster

Announcing: The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Commonly Used Types and Namespaces poster. This very...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/26/2007

2007 Office System Document: Developer Posters

Very cool posters I just ran across Developer Roadmap for the 2007 Microsoft Office System. Download...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/26/2007

Presence Samples

I have been looking for some good example of using presence programmatically and ran across these...

Author: trobbins Date: 11/05/2007

Southern New England SQL Server Users Group

More information here November 14, 2007 6:00PM - 9:00PM, Hall of Fame Room at New England Tech...

Author: trobbins Date: 10/28/2007

Seattle Code Camp

v3.0 - November 17 & 18, 2007 Check it out here What can I expect at the Seattle Code Camp? Two...

Author: trobbins Date: 10/28/2007

Exploring SPS 2007 and Workflow

Nobody should argue that companies depend on the flow of information and documents. Often these...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/13/2007

InfoPath 2007 and the Logic Inspector

It’s a double edged sword, InfoPath makes it easy to enter logic and rules that control your form...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/06/2007

Looking to learn Windows Workflow Foundation

A nice offer by the AppDev folks: Get your free CD-ROM or download now... Get up to 3 hours of...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/06/2007

Still have users with InfoPath 2003

While InfoPath 2007 has some great new features I am sure that you have users that still running...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/05/2007

June CTP for Sandcastle

So I am a little late but if you haven’t taken a look at - Sandcastle produces accurate, MSDN style,...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/04/2007

InfoPath 2007 and the Multi Select List Box

The Multiple Selection List box is a new control for InfoPath 2007. As the name implies this control...

Author: trobbins Date: 09/04/2007

Importing an Excel Spreadsheet using InfoPath 2007 (Simple Example)

Not only does InfoPath 2007 allow you to import a Word document but also an Excel spreadsheet....

Author: trobbins Date: 08/31/2007

Importing a Word Document using InfoPath 2007 (Simple Example)

InfoPath 2007 has a nice feature that allows the importing of Word documents. Many times you may...

Author: trobbins Date: 08/30/2007

Security Benefits with Windows Vista

Thanks to everyone that attended the recent ILTA conference. As promised the PowerPoint deck for my...

Author: trobbins Date: 08/30/2007

How To: Live Search 101

I have recently started playing with some of the Live Services available at http://dev.live.com....

Author: trobbins Date: 08/29/2007

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs 2.0

Line and Shape controls, PrintForm component, and Printer Compatibility Library Microsoft Visual...

Author: trobbins Date: 08/19/2007

Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (Beta 3)

The Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit includes a set of hands-on-labs and presentations for...

Author: trobbins Date: 07/23/2007

Next>